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Blick auf die Ochtum in Bremen Strom, an einem Steg liegt ein Boot, blauer Himmel
Life on the Ochtum

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Right at the edge of Bremen lies the small neighborhood of Strom. Here on the Ochtum River, the living is idyllic and at one with nature. The village centre stretches six kilometres along the Stromer Landerstraße, where 450 Bremen residents live. Because the fields around the Ochtum are protected, second house rows are rarely built in Strom. That means an uninterrupted view of nature can be appreciated from practically every window. The vast amount of protected natural area makes Strom an ideal spot for cycling tours and walks.

Impressions of Strom

The Stromer Landstraße

Quelle: Ostamt Strom

Ditch in Niedervieland

Quelle: Ortsamt Strom

Little Pier by the Ochtum

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Town Sign Strom

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Quintessential Strom

Even though the big city isn’t too far away, Strom has a rural character. Great importance is placed on community here - from the volunteer fire department or the sports club, everyone knows everyone else in this neighbourhood.

Because of where it lies and the still active farming industry, the structure of Strom is very much like that of a small village. For its residents, the feeling of community is very important. Everyone knows everyone, whether it be from the volunteer fire department or the bike- and sports club. The community is strengthened through the shared activities and the festivals that they celebrate together.

Unfortunately, since Strom hasn’t got a built-up infrastructure, the residents must drive to a nearby neighbourhood to do their shopping. And because of its isolated location, the bus only comes once an hour. But you don’t have to leave the village to buy the little necessities - at farm shops or simply at the farmer’s down the road, you can find homemade bread, super fresh milk, and other local produce.

If you decide to move to the idyllic Strom, you should be mobile and love the quiet life.

Not to be Missed in Strom

Sport Matters Here

A good number of the residents of Strom relish in the variety of sports on offer in their neighbourhood. The 230 members of the bike- and sports club can choose from 11 different types of activity. There’s a small gymnasium in the primary school, a beach volleyball field, and a playground and football field where there’s always something happening in the summer months. Additionally, the nearby Ochtum River offers the opportunity to do various water sports.

Quelle: Ortsamt Strom

Bicycle tours through the fields

The "Bremen Country Route Niedervieland" invites you to take a bicycle trip through the fields and meadows of Strom and Seehausen. It’s connected to the bicycle network "Green Rings", that has lots of recommendations for outings and interesting things to see all around the Hanseatic city. The Ring has good signage for more than 800 km of bicycle paths in total.

Quelle: Ortsamt Strom

A place of community

The primary school is one of the most important buildings in Strom. It’s not only where numerous children attend classes every day, but serves as the neighborhood’s village hall as well. And the gym in the basement is the local sports club. Thus, Storm’s school building functions almost like a community center.

Quelle: Ortsamt Strom

The Fire Department is Always Prepared

The volunteer fire department is the most popular place to volunteer in Strom. There are more members than legally necessary and always plenty of new requests to join.

Quelle: WFB - bremen.online

Good to Know!

The "village" on the Ochtum is very much marked by its active agricultural production and yet the industrial is not far away. The GVZ (Güterverkehrszentrum) lies north of the neighbourhood, with 150 companies employing around 8,000 people. Within the neighbourhoods of Strom and Seehausen, the site covers over 472 hectares, making it the largest cargo transportation centre in Germany. Europe’s biggest high-bay storage provider, the BLG Logisitc Group is located here. Because so many Bremen residents had to drive along the Stromer Landstraße to get to work, the A281 was built to alleviate traffic.

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